Saturday, September 13, 2014

Recipe for Granola

Even tho the temps are still a little high right now.  I'm thinkin I'm ready for FALL.... 

I've been doing some Fall Cleaning.... 

I've also been surfing Pinterest and making some new dinner menu's and stocking the pantry...  The husband had a request for some homemade Granola...

A friend of ours shared her recipe with me several years ago... It's the only one I've ever made, but we really like it, so I just keep makin it. 

I posted a pic of some on my Instagram feed the other day and was asked for the recipe...

So here ya are... 

5 - 6 Cups of Oats ( I use 3 cups of Old Fashioned and 3 cups of Quick) 

1 1/2 Cups Coconut 

1 Cup Chopped Nuts ( I like to buy the slivered Almonds) 

1 Cup Wheat Germ

Mix the above ingredients together and spread into 2  large baking sheets (the big cookies sheets with a lip. Or broiler pans would work too) 

In a small sauce pan, mix the following and warm up on low to medium heat. 

1/2 Cup Honey

1/2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil

1 teaspoon Vanilla

1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon

Drizzle heated ingredients evenly over the granola mixture in the pans.  Bake at 325 degrees for about 15 minutes.  Watching closely and stir every 5 minutes with a fork. 

You can add raisins, craisins, dates, etc. 

*** The notes in the recipe said don't bake the full 15 minutes if you add fruit because the fruit will harden.  I bake the granola a full 15 minutes and then add the fruit when it comes out of the oven. 

You can also substitute ingredients... If you don't like Coconut, add more nuts.  I was thinking those All Bran Buds in the cereal isle would be good in the granola too. 

Let the granola Cool.  Place in Airtight Containers, Bags, or Jars.... 

I made three batches this weekend and put them in Food Saver bags and put them in the Freezer. I've never frozen the granola before, but it was recommended several places on the world wide web. 

Enjoy !!! 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sew Kind of Wonderful Blog Hop !!!

Happy August 27th Everyone!  And where the heck did summer go? Most kids have already started school, the temps are starting to dip a bit, the days aren't as long, the yard is looking a bit sad, and so am I... It's an understatement to say that I LOVE summer.

A close up of the fun block I made into a pillow with the Sew Kind of Wonderful new pattern Metro Scopes!

I needed a little something to cheer me up at this end of another season... So you could say I was a little giddy when the girls over at Sew Kind of Wonderful asked me to be part of their Sew Kind of Wonderful Blog Hop this week! 


I'm joining some fabulous quilters who are bringing some fantastic Quick Curve Ruler ideas, projects, patterns, etc... to blog land this week.

There will be some giveaways along the way, and a linky party at the end of the blog hop!

For my little part in the hop, I got the pleasure of playing with one of the new patterns called Metro Scope. I'm in love with this block! 

And I also got my hands on their beautiful book, " Contemporary Curved Quilts". There is just not enough time in the day to make all the quilts I want to make. Including most every quilt in this wonderful book! Although I think the "Fresh and Trendy" quilt on the cover... might be my favorite. 

Oh and before I forget... There will be a "Curve it Up" Challenge Quilt Along on the Sew Kind of Wonderful Blog starting in September! 

So for this week, be sure you go visit everyone so that you don't miss a giveaway and some great inspiration!

Happy Sewing! 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Orange Peel Quilt Along

Back in July I joined Amber in Jessica's Orange Peel Quilt Along 

I chose to make the mini quilt in the book 101 Fabulous Small Quilts 

Photo Credit:  Martingale / Photographer Brent Kane

Slowly but surely I've been working on it here and there and finally have a finish!

I stopped at 12 Orange Peel blocks instead of doing the 16 in the pattern. And I opted to not to put any borders on except a 2" white border. 

Although I'm less than thrilled with my not so precise applique... {Those poor center points...}  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this mini! I can't wait to hang it on the wall.  

I am super duper happy with the scraps I chose for this project. I LOVE the colors. Some of these scraps I've had for quite a while, they are some of my favs...

And it feels so good to have a finish! And I finished just in time to join Jessica's Linky Party on her blog HERE ... 

OK I'm off to a busy week!  I hope everyone has a great week! 

Be sure to come back Wednesday!  I am thrilled to be part of the Sew Kind of Wonderful Blog Hop! And I have the cutest project to show you!  I got to play with one of Sew Kind of Wonderful's new patterns and it's so fun! 


See you then.....
Happy Sewing !!!


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